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  • UK Protector class

    Support Ship



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    3450full load (tn)
    105.50length (m)
    10.50beam (m)
    4.90draught (m)
    19max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine steam turbines


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        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Sikorsky S-55 H-19 22
    UK Royal Navy Westland Whirlwind 22

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    UK Yarrow - Scotstoun1

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    UKRoyal NavyA146HMS ProtectorGXVN - PR19361968

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    1935-augLaid downUK A146 HMS Protector as a Net Layer
    1936-augLaunchedUK A146 HMS Protector
    1936-dec-30CommissionedUK A146 HMS Protector
    1953-jun-15DeploymentUK A146 HMS Protector Fleet Review: Coronation Review of the Fleet as part of Home Fleet - Plymouth
    1954RefitUK A146 HMS Protector until 1955 at HMD Devonport from Net Layer to Ice Patrol Ship with flight deck and essentially a re-inforced canvass hangar.
    1955-julAircraftUK A146 HMS Protector 701 Squadron P Flight formed with 2x Whirlwind HAR.1 for use during Antarctic summer deployments.
    1955-sepAircraftUK A146 HMS Protector short term allocated Whirlwind HAR.3 XJ399 to P Flt, until mid Oct 1955.
    1955-sepAircraftUK A146 HMS Protector allocated Whirlwind HAR.1 XA866/910 until c Sep 1956, when recoded /990 until c Apr 1957
    1956-oct-5DeploymentUK A146 HMS Protector departed HMNB Portsmouth for second Antarctic summer deployment as Survey Support and South Atlantic Guardship, arriving on station 9 Nov. 701 NAS P Flt Whirlwinds HAR.1 XA866/990 and XA870/991, embarked.
    1957-julUK A146 HMS Protector allocated Whirlwind HAR.1 XA868 /990
    1958-augAircraftUK A146 HMS Protector allocated 701 Sq P Flt Whirlwind HAR.1 XA862 until c Aug 1959
    1959-mayAircraftUK A146 HMS Protector returned to HMNB Portsmouth after Antarctic duties, with Ships Flt Whirlwind HAR.1 XA869/991 plus one other (likely XA862), embarked.
    1960-julAircraftUK A146 HMS Protector allocated Whirlwind HAR.1 XA862 until c Sep 1960
    1961-augAircraftUK A146 HMS Protector allocated Whirlwind HAR.1 XA867/940 until crashed and w/o, on Greenwich Island Dec 1961.
    1961-octAircraftUK A146 HMS Protector to Protector Flt again, as XA866/920, until damaged off Montevideo in Feb 1965 by XA868/940.
    1961-dec-14AircraftUK A146 HMS Protector Whirlwind HAR.1 XA867/940 crashed during landing in Discovery Bay, Antarctica.
    1964-sep-28DeploymentUK A146 HMS Protector departed HMNB Portsmouth for Antarctic summer deployment. On station in Jan 1965, near the South Orkney Isles with Ships Flt Whirlwind HAR.1 XA866/920 embarked. Returned 14 May 1965.
    1965-janDeploymentUK A146 HMS Protector anchored off BAS Signy station, to set up Hi-Fix triangulation equipment on the island
    1965-feb-2Port VisitUK A146 HMS Protector arrived at Montevideo for 7 day visit, departed on 9 Feb 1965
    1965-apr-1DeploymentUK A146 HMS Protector Arrived in Valparaiso to assist after the 28 March M7.4 earthquake at a depth of 70km beneath La Ligua,c 90km to the north east and brought down the dam at El Cobré, flooding the village with mud. Departed 7 Apr.
    1965-apr-27Port VisitUK A146 HMS Protector Visit Kingston, after previously passing through the Panama Canal. Departed 30 Apr.
    1966-julAircraftUK A146 HMS Protector short term allocation of Whirlwind HAR.9 XL899 to Protector Flt, until mid Oct 1966
    1967-junAircraftUK A146 HMS Protector short term allocated Whirlwind HAR.9 XL839 to Protector Flt, until mid Sep 1967.
    1968-may-3DecommissionedUK A146 HMS Protector
    1968-jun-27UK A146 HMS Protector Replaced in service as Ice Patrol Ship by HMS Endurance.
    1970-feb-10Fate: scrappedUK A146 HMS Protector sold for scrap - subsequently to Inverkeithing

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